My interest towards hiking started when I joined the hiking trip to Sněžka, Czech (previous posts HERE and HERE) during my 2nd or 3rd year in Hradec Kralove, Czech. Since then, I began exploring the maps myself to see more hiking trails and routes so that I can go on my own (either solo hiking or with friends). Taking people for hiking trips is challenging a bit, as I am not that sure about others' fitness. Basically, I will choose the easy / medium trail and add at least 2-3 hours to the time estimation given by the maps.
And I trained myself to wait for others and be patient with them - I hope I improved this part.
Well, you can easily go faster when you are alone but you will go further if you proceed in a group. Right? :)
Oh yea, again, I share with you the best map to use if you are travelling / hiking / cycling in Czech.
|From Prague (182km), from Hradec Kralove (71km)|
Day Trip to Sněžka, Czech
Personally, it is mental torturing and rushing to do IF you are a first timer plus IF you start from Prague. So, I would recommend to start from my town, Hradec Kralove. Otherwise, rent a car and drive early from Prague OR stay a night there :)
The nearest bus station is Pec pod Sněžkou - which simply means Furnace under Sněžka. From what I read, this town is said to be famous with furnace factories - for heating system. You can expect the feeling is 'a bit' like Cameron Highlands or similar.
This is my recommended schedule.
Once you arrived at Pec pod Sněžkou, you can expect a small supermarket beside the bus station. I highly suggest you to buy food and drinks here if needed, the prices are doubled & tripled up there!
|Pec pod Snezkou bus station|
Then, walk along the road (refer arrow in screenshot above) until you reach a T-junction. Turn left. Walk up the hilly road until you arrive at a large parking area on your right. From the parking area, you can easily see a small bridge and this is the beginning of the hiking trails.
The first one - GREEN trails. Once you are on this trail, you will easily find the next connections through out the trip :) The whole hiking trip will take about 7-8 hours for beginners like most of us.
|green - yellow - red - blur|
GREEN --> YELLOW --> RED --> BLUE hiking trails
|The starting point of GREEN trail.|
Let's enjoy few teaser of views you can expect to enjoy :)
|End of GREEN trail|
|Change to YELLOW trail|
|Yellow trail - 2.5km to Snezka|
|This signboard simply show you are actually walking along the border of Czech-Poland. Change to BLUE trail|
|Towards the end of hiking trip :)|
I will post MOREEEE pictures in the next post insyAllah. :) Stay tune!
Enjoy the views guys, I hope you get the chance to come here in the future. Ameen ^_^
SS, Perak, Malaysia